WALLACE — Tyler Diana Barwick of Mount Olive and Jonathan Earl Graham of Dudley exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony on Nov. 3, 2012 at 4:30 in the evening. The wedding took place at the River Lodge of River Landing, with Pastor Richard Cuddington officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Kenneth Ray Barwick Jr. and Debra Dazey Barwick of Mount Olive, and the granddaughter of Glenda Scott Barwick and the late Kenneth Ray “Pep” Barwick of Mount Olive, and the late Marvin T. and Fay Smith Dazey of Mount Olive.
She graduated summa cum laude from Mount Olive College in 2007 with a bachelor of arts degree in fine arts. She is employed as the president of the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce.
The groom is the son of Jeffrey Herbert and Diane Holloman Graham of Dudley, and the grandson of Bee J. and Ann Price Lee of Mount Olive, and Eugene and Margaret Burch Holloman of Dudley.
He graduated from Mount Olive College in 2006 with a bachelor of science degree in agri-business. He is employed as a technical service representative at Pfizer Animal Health.
The bride was escorted by her father and presented in marriage by her parents.
The bride wore an ivory Alencon lace bridal gown with strapless sweetheart neckline and elongated bodice. The dress featured a three-tiered tulle skirt with horsehair trim and a chapel train. Accenting the gown was a horsehair belt with organza flowers and crystals worn at the natural waist, designed by Lazaro Perez for Tara Keely. In her hair, she wore an ivory, floral hairpiece adorned with crystals and pearls.
The bride carried a rustic bouquet of dahlias, poppies, ranunculus, hydrangeas, peonies, and dusty miller. The stems were wrapped in burlap, adorned with her maternal grandmother's cameo.
Heather Bradshaw, Magen Odom, and Crystal Yau served as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Paige Barwick, Kristen Bass, Hannah Guilliams, Dana Kelman, Beth Overman and Jamison Roberson.
Jeffrey Graham, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Aaron Barwick, Hunter Capps, Cole Dawson, Bryce Ficken, Anthony Grady, Wade Graham, Mason Marriner and Phillip Pennington.
Michele Graham, aunt of the groom, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Leslie Barwick, cousin of the bride, and Sara McLamb and Alyssa Cummings, friends of the bride, distributed programs. Sebastian Jackson served as the bride’s “bro of honor,” escorting her grandmother and mother down the isle. Musician, Dylan Holton performed throughout the ceremony. The couple’s special day was beautiful due to the loving hands of family and friends.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the River Lodge of River Landing. The reception was directed by Joanie Bradshaw. Mary Dell and Butch Lewis, Faith Wright, Katie Swinson, Jennifer Sullivan and Ed Bradshaw all served as greeters. Blessing the dinner was Gary Tew and groomsman Cole Dawson gave the toast. Serving the dessert buffet were Jackie Guy and DeDe Vernon.
After a wedding trip to Puerto Rico, the couple resides in Sleepy Creek, Dudley, NC.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at the Sleepy Creek clubhouse on Nov. 2, 2012.
A bridesmaid’s dinner was given by Sue Beaman and Glenda Barwick, with special assistance by Heather Bradshaw and Ginger McQueen, at the Ashford Inn in Clinton on Oct. 28. A wedding shower was hosted by Sue Beaman, Heather Bradshaw, Eileen Whifield, Aileen Jernigan, Jill Parks, Mary Dell Lewis, Judy Lewis, Debbie Holmes, Becky Phillips, Bettie Smith, Annell Beasley, Susan Godwin and Teresa Foster at Northeast Original Free Will Baptist Church on Oct. 21. A wedding shower was hosted by Faith Free Will Baptist Church under the direction of Roxie Davis on Oct. 14. The groom’s parents hosted a wedding shower given at their home on Sept. 23. A bachelorette weekend was hosted by Magen Odom, Crystal Yau and Heather Bradshaw at Topsail beach Sept. 14-16.
A room-by-room shower was hosted by Kelsea Walters and given by Angie Sanders, Eileen Whitfield, Jill Parks, Jo Brown, Debbie Holmes, Tammy Keel and Lisa Whitfield on Aug. 26. A Christmas shower was hosted at the home of Heather Bradshaw, and also given by Sara McLamb, Becky Stickland, Alyssa Cummings, Crystal Yau and Jackie Guy on Aug. 25.
Jonathan and Tyler would like to thank their family and friends for the love and support shown to them as they begin their lives together.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on November 4, 2012 1:54 AM